The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) announced recipients of its annual Regional Administrator of Excellence Awards. Superintendent Jeffrey Lund from Marshall County Central was named 2020 Administrator of Excellence for MASA region 8.
The criteria for the award requires administrators to be currently practicing administrators that demonstrate leadership within the region. They also must be regarded as a role model by regional MASA colleagues.
Jeffrey has served Marshall County Central School district as Superintendent/Elementary Principal since 2013. Prior to that he served the district as a teacher from 2004-2009, Dean of Students the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year, and Elementary Principal from 2010-2013.
Jeffrey serves within the MASA region as a member of the Marshall County Children’s Collaborative, Infinity Online Consortium Executive Council member, Northern Coalition Education Center Board Member, Northland College in the High School Advisory Board Member, and serves as a member of the Northwest Service Cooperative Superintendent Advisory committee. During 2012-2014 Superintendent/Elementary Principal Lund served as Minnesota Elementary Principals Association (MESPA) Northern Division President. In 2013 he won the MESPA Leadership Achievement Award.
Superintendent Lund credits his success so far to the Marshall County Central Community, the MCC school board and the MCC school staff. The communities of Newfolden, Holt, Viking and the surrounding rural area have supported the district and been involved in strategic planning which helps the district move forward. The school board has been responsive in working with Superintendent Lund on community and staff driven efforts to make improvements and try new ideas within the school. Highlights of successes in the district in recent years include: increase in enrollment, increase in district fund balance, reestablishment of a Veterans Day program, establishment of Freeze Kids program, one to one technology initiative, development of the award-winning Outdoor Classroom and Prairie Restoration area, the 100th All-Class Reunion celebration, growth in Robotics program, establishment of the Marshall County Central Education Foundation, increases in grant funding to bring in equipment and programming, and increases in school safety measures. All those successes started as ideas fostered by the community, our staff, and our school board.